By Indiewire | Indiewire January 14, 1998 at 2:00AM
College Film Tour Hopes To Get Some Hype From Sundance
by Mary Sampson
The organizers of Flixtour, a traveling indie series that takes films and
filmmakers to college campuses, are hoping that a press conference and
photo op at the Sundance Film Festival will help launch its spring tour.
The tour, which plans on visiting over 40 college and university campuses,
will be holding a press conference with, and photo shoot of, the chosen
filmmakers while they attend the festival. The event is set for this Friday
on Main Street.
Seven feature length and eight short films were chosen to make the tour,
which will premiere at the University of North Carolina in February and
conclude at the University of Colorado in Apri -- only one of the films chosen
was directed by a woman. "With the astounding lack of exhibition venues
available to truly independent movie makers, and the problem only getting
worse, Flixtour is part of the solution", claims Tim Rhys, publisher of
MovieMaker Magazine and one of the programs sponsors.
Flixtour is produced by First Light Contemporary Releasing in partnership
with Event Marketing Communications, The Auburn Moon Agency, Impact
Interactive, Harvest Music & Sound Design, and Rudolph & Beer LLP.
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The following is a list of films scheduled to screen at the upcoming Flixtour:
Karl Hirsch's "Green" (formerly, "Whatever"), Lee Skaife and Loch
Phillips' "Use Your Head," Tom LeGros' "Guinea Men," Vincent Pereira's
"A Better Place," Paul Feig's "Life Sold Seperately," Anna Nicholas'
"Univers'l," and Zack Winestine's "States of Control."
Don Scardino's "The Deal," Steven Dovas' "Call Me Fishmael," Don
Hertzfeldt's "Lili and Jim," Mark Edgington's "Anna in the Sky," Ben Younger's
"L&M," Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt's "Meat," Mitchell Bard's "Soup or Salad,"
and James Napoli's "Nobody Get's Hurt."